China’s one-child policy and its human cost will be the focus of a documentary screening and follow-up discussion at Hope College on Monday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The evening will begin with the 2019 documentary “One Child Nation,” which explores China’s population-control measure that made it illegal from 1980 through 2015 for couples to have more than one child.
The film was released by Amazon Studios, and as described on amazon.com, “Chinese-born filmmakers Nanfu Wang (Hooligan Sparrow) and Jialing Zhang expose the devastating consequences of China’s One-Child Policy through the stories of those who lived through it.” Winner of the 2019 Sundance U.S. Grand Jury Prize, the film has been praised by The Hollywood Reporter as “a powerful indictment of a traumatic social experiment” and by Indiewire as “a brilliant combination of cultural reporting and interpersonal reckoning.”
The discussion following the film will be led by Hope faculty members Dr. Dennis Feaster, associate professor of social work, and Dr. Gloria Tseng, associate professor of history.
The event is being hosted by the college’s Markets & Morality student organization and by the Saint Benedict Institute.
Markets & Morality aims to support and celebrate freedom of expression in the context of the liberal arts by hosting speakers and films on topics spanning the economic, political and cultural aspects of human civilization, with a special concern for human flourishing as understood in Christian perspective.
The Saint Benedict Institute is a ministry of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Holland. It seeks to promote and nurture intellectual work done from the heart of the Catholic Church, to foster an ecumenical community of Catholic Christians and friends committed to the renewal of culture, and to aid in the formation of intellectually and spiritually mature Christians by making available the riches of the Catholic tradition to Hope College and the wider community. More information can be found at saintbenedictinstitute.org
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Graves Hall is located at 263 College Ave., between 10th and 12th streets.